Miriam’s book, The Surprising Power of Family Meals, the first on this subject, has been a standard in the field, cited on the front page of the New York Times, and in Time Magazine. She has consulted and lectured about family meals on three continents. Her book encouraged the J.M. Smucker Company to make a long term commitment to encouraging family meals.
She is the author of Yiddish: A Nation of Words, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, as well as the editor of Prophets and Dreamers: A Selection of Great Yiddish Literature.
She is currently at work on a book about grandparenting, as well as a wry look at aging: I’m All Set for Black, Thanks.
She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with her husband. Her grandchildren live farther away than she would like.